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Pay Cuts, but Little Headway in What Matters Most

New York Times - Joe Nocera - ‎10 minutes ago‎
And then the country's pay czar descended from the mountaintop, or at least from his Washington law office, and handed down his rulings.

Senate Democrats mull public option "opt-out"

Reuters - John Whitesides, Donna Smith - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US Senate Democrats focused on Thursday on a potential compromise on a government-run "public" health insurance option that would create a national plan but let states opt out if they chose.

Senate passes gay hate-crimes bill

Baltimore Sun - James Oliphant - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - A bill to make violence against gays and lesbians a federal crime cleared the Senate Thursday and is headed to the White House for final approval.

Audience is outraged as Griffin says Churchill would have joined BNP

Times Online - Philip Webster, Sam Coates - ‎47 minutes ago‎
The British National Party's exposure to a nationwide audience provoked outrage last night as its leader reiterated his claim that Winston Churchill would have joined his party.

Iranian Lawmaker Dismisses Uranium Plan

New York Times - Robert F. Worth - ‎36 minutes ago‎
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The deputy speaker of Iran's Parliament appeared on Thursday to reject a draft plan to have Iran ship its uranium abroad for processing, based on comments broadcast by the official news agency IRNA.

US Calls on Sri Lanka to Investigate Alleged War Crimes in Tamil Conflict

Voice of America - David Gollust - ‎2 hours ago‎
The United States is calling on the Sri Lankan government to thoroughly investigate charges of war crimes in the final months of its long war with Tamil Tiger rebels.

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Consumer-Agency Bill Moves in House

Wall Street Journal - Damian Paletta - ‎39 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- A key House panel voted Thursday to create a new federal agency to police financial products offered to US consumers, advancing a key part of the White House's proposed overhaul of financial rules.

Garbage trucks lead to discovery of dead Fla. girl

The Associated Press - Brent Kallestad - ‎47 minutes ago‎
ORANGE PARK, Fla. - After 7-year-old Somer Thompson vanished on her way home from school, investigators tailed nine garbage trucks from her neighborhood to a Georgia landfill nearly 50 miles away, then methodically picked through the trash as each rig ...

Behind War Between White House and Fox

New York Times - Jim Rutenberg - ‎52 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Late last month, the senior White House adviser David Axelrod and Roger Ailes, chairman and chief executive of Fox News, met in an empty Midtown Manhattan steakhouse before it opened for the day, neutral ground secured for ...
Who is Anita Dunn? Christian Science Monitor

Stocks rally on earnings optimism

CNNMoney.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
Better-than-expected results from Travelers, AT&T, McDonald's and 3M push the Dow past 10000 again, sparking a bigger rally.

Amazon profit surges 69%

CNNMoney.com - Hibah Yousuf - ‎3 hours ago‎
E-commerce giant blows past Wall Street's expectations, with growth attributed to sales of the Kindle. Amazon reduces prices of the e-reader to $259.

Strong Profit at American Express

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By REUTERS Net income fell to $640 million, or 53 cents a share, from $815 million, or 70 cents a share, a year earlier, the company said.

FCC Begins Drafting Rules on Network Neutrality

New York Times - Saul Hansell - ‎42 minutes ago‎
There is a fair bit of disagreement whether Julius Genachowski is going to make the Internet more open, but it's clear already that he is moving to open up the arcane ways of the Federal Communications Commission, of which he is ...

Five Ways Windows 7 Could Become another Vista

PC World - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Windows 7 is finally here. The sun can shine and the birds can chirp. Ding dong, Windows Vista is dead! Perhaps that is a bit premature.

UPDATE 4-Nokia sues Apple for patent infringement

Reuters - Tarmo Virki, Gabriel Madway - ‎48 minutes ago‎
HELSINKI/SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Top global cellphone maker Nokia Oyj (NOK1V.HE) on Thursday charged Apple Inc (AAPL.O) with infringing Nokia patents, accusing the iPhone maker of trying to hitch a ...

Why Is Lil Wayne's Sentence So Severe?

MTV.com - Jayson Rodriguez, Gil Kaufman - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Lil Wayne couldn't have picked a tougher state to face a gun charge than New York. The rapper entered a guilty plea in a Manhattan court on Thursday (October 22) as part of a deal that will ...

Bahamas MP to face judge over Travolta mistrial

The Associated Press - Juan McCartney - ‎4 hours ago‎
NASSAU, Bahamas - The Bahamas lawmaker who caused a mistrial in the John Travolta extortion case has been ordered to appear before the judge to explain why he announced an acquittal before the jury had declared a verdict, officials said Thursday.

Bland biopic fails to capture Amelia Earhart's soaring spirit

USA Today - Claudia Puig - ‎1 hour ago‎
Amelia goes airborne but never fully soars. It's hampered by a too-reverential portrait of the record-breaking aviator. Hilary Swank is a plucky Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, and director ...

Yankees slam brakes on Angels' aggressiveness

USA Today - Jorge L. Ortiz - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY By Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY That's no big deal, except the figure nearly equals the number of bases the Los Angeles Angels had swiped going into Thursday's Game 5 of the series.

Aussie O'Hern leads Frys.com Open

The Associated Press - Andrew Bagnato - ‎27 minutes ago‎
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Brandishing a hot putter on a warm afternoon, Australian Nick O'Hern cruised to a career-low 63 and the first-round lead in the Frys.
O'Hern shoots 63 for Scottsdale lead Seattle Post Intelligencer

Notre Dame defense needs big improvement

Chicago Tribune - Brian Hamilton - ‎28 minutes ago‎
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Still reeling, the USC defeat lying upon him like a scratchy wool blanket in midsummer heat, Brian Smith arrived at the Notre Dame football complex Sunday morning to inspect the previous ...

H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccination Clinics Launch Tomorrow

WeHo News - ‎27 minutes ago‎
West Hollywood, California (Thursday, October 22, 2009) - Amid continuing increases in reports of flu outbreaks around the Los Angeles area, the LA County Department of Public Health opens the first of its H1N1 Vaccine Clinics tomorrow, Friday, ...
Students get H1N1 vaccine The News Herald

What to Do About 'Stage Zero' Breast Cancer?

U.S. News & World Report - Katherine Hobson - ‎7 hours ago‎
Abnormal cells proliferating in a breast duct means surgery (at least). Will it always be that way? By Katherine Hobson Imagine that you go in for a regular mammogram and are told, happily, that you do not have breast cancer.

Africa should protect children from AIDS-Machel

Reuters - Jon Hemming - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Peroshni Govender JOHANNESBURG, Oct 22 (Reuters) - African leaders should be more serious about protecting the continent's children from AIDS and it is time for them to change state spending priorities, Nelson Mandela's wife Graca Machel said on ...
CDC promotes HIV awareness The Rice Thresher

Jerome Bettis

SI.com - ‎Oct 19, 2009‎
Throughout the 2009 season, SI.com's Adam Duerson will work with Jerome Bettis to get the six-time Pro Bowl running back's observations about the previous week's games.

An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endangers Us All

Wired News - Amy Wallace - ‎Oct 19, 2009‎
To hear his enemies talk, you might think Paul Offit is the most hated man in America. A pediatrician in Philadelphia, he is the coinventor of a rotavirus vaccine that could save tens of thousands of lives every year.

'You Have Atomic Bombs, but We Have Suicide Bombers.'

New York Times - David Rohde - ‎Oct 19, 2009‎
David Rohde and two Afghan colleagues were held for months in Miram Shah, Pakistan, a town where the Taliban and foreign militants are known to stroll freely.

How About a Little Coverage of the Millions of At-Risk Kids Not Trapped in a ...

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Oct 19, 2009‎
No matter what happens in the unfolding legal saga of the Heene family, the most appropriate response to the whole matter was that of Falcon Heene.

Treating Dementia, but Overlooking Its Physical Toll

New York Times - Tara Parker-Pope - ‎Oct 19, 2009‎
Dementia is often viewed as a disease of the mind, an illness that erases treasured memories but leaves the body intact. Share your thoughts on this column at the Well blog.